About the Designer
Marchesa is a high-end fashion brand renowned for its extravagant eveningwear and exquisite gowns. Founded in 2004 by British designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, the brand quickly rose to prominence in the fashion world and became a favorite among celebrities for red carpet events.
Named after the 19th-century Italian socialite Marchesa Luisa Casati, the brand embodies an aesthetic of opulence, elegance, and whimsy. Marchesa's designs are characterized by intricate detailing, luxurious fabrics, and meticulous embroidery, drawing inspiration from vintage and Asian influences to create romantic, ethereal garments.
Beyond eveningwear, Marchesa has expanded its offerings over the years to include bridal collections, handbags, shoes, and even a diffusion line, Marchesa Notte, which provides a more accessible take on the brand's signature style.
Despite facing some challenges and controversies in the late 2010s, Marchesa remains a significant player in the luxury fashion industry, known for its dedication to craftsmanship and its fairy-tale-like designs.